|North Rim of Grand Canyon National Park (yes, Gaelyn, we'll be on the North Rim, hope to see you there!)|
There is no place on this planet like the Colorado Plateau. It's hard to find anyplace else on Earth where the crust remained relatively stable for upwards of a billion years, accumulating several miles of horizontal sediments, only to be lifted up rapidly in the last few million. The Colorado River and her tributaries then stripped away much of the sedimentary cover, and cut deep into the underlying metamorphic rocks, which record a violent geologic history of colliding landmasses and mountain-building. The resulting landscape is one of the most beautiful places imaginable.
|Angels Landing Trail in Zion National Park, Utah|
|Goosenecks of the San Juan River, Utah|
|Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park in Colorado|
|Double Arch in Arches National Park in Utah|
|Canyonlands National Park, Utah|
For those of you who live in the Modesto region, we are having an organizational meeting in April, towards the end of the spring semester.
|Bryce Canyon National Park|